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Managing RA and a Social Life at The Same Time

Not the easiest feat — especially when your friends may not truly understand what kind of prep work it takes for you to get out of the house, or what kind of pain you might have after pushing yourself to go out. Here are five small ways to manage both, without breaking yourself, or friendships.

By Efstathia Koliopoulos

Living With RA? These Food Swaps Might Make You Feel Better

Ever fell like your RA symptoms get worse after eating certain foods? You might be right. Some of the things we eat can make inflammation worse, while others don't. Find out which foods to try and which foods might be worth nixing from your diet.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Nails and Makeup With RA: Here's How

A beauty blogger and a nail artist with RA shares tips for making the most of your face and nails.

By Pamela Kaufman

HealthCentral Tries It: Pilates With Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you combine the balancing aspect of yoga (but even more gentle) with the core focus of Pilates — and you throw in the bonus of relaxation — you have yourself a pretty beneficial workout for RA.

By Emil DeAndreis

To Live Your Best Life With RA, Practice Gratitude

It's easy to get caught up in the pain and fear of the unknown when you're living with rheumatoid arthritis. Practicing gratitude can improve your mental game by allowing you to see a world outside of RA. Here's how to do it!

By Cathy Kramer

How to Live When You’re in RA Limbo

If you’re lucky enough to reach a point when your RA meds are working wonderfully, and you’re not seeing any side effects of the chronic condition, you can either live with arms wide open, or in constant fear of its return. Your choice.

By Cathy Kramer

Cooking With RA: Enlist Your Family's Help

When you have RA, hearing "What's for dinner?" can be a daunting question — but it doesn't have to be. Make cooking as a family an "all hands on deck" event.

By Cathy Kramer

When You're Ready to Return to Your Full-Time Job

Sometimes you have to take some time off from your full-time job when RA becomes a full-time job in itself. When you're ready to go back, it can be daunting — but don’t worry, we're there for you.

By Cathy Kramer

Walk With Me, Heal With Me

It may seem so simple and basic, but going on a morning, afternoon, or evening walk can make such a difference in your RA — physically, mentally, and spiritually.

By Cathy Kramer

Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

We're not kidding — your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels at bay. Trying to do it all — care for children, grocery shop, cook, and clean — is most likely more than you alone can accomplish. So enlist their help — we'll tell you how.

By Cathy Kramer